The Yucatan Peninsula has long been popular with holidaymakers. Known for its picture-postcard views, ancient ruins and exotic cuisine, not to mention its glorious weather.

In recent years it has bolstered its offering with boutique luxury hotels and world-class facilities, all within affordable realms. As such, Mexico is a prime destination for couples looking to escape to the sun and tie-the-knot.

7 of the best places to get married in Tulum

So, if you’re after dreamy wedding scenes and a beachside backdrop, look no further. From halcyon nights at the Habitas, to nestling up at the Nest – we’ve plucked seven of the best wedding venues Tulum has to offer, regardless of the size of your wedding party.

With seductive sunsets, white sands and the Caribbean coastline – why not make Tulum the destination for your big day?

You know the sort of dreamy wedding venues you see on Instagram that seem impossibly perfect? Well you better believe it, because Sanará is all this and more.

Recently voted one of the greatest hotels in the world by Harper’s Bazaar and scooping numerous industry awards, this blissful beach residence delivers another level of luxury for your wedding day. After the ceremony, decamp to the rooftop terrace for drinks and light bites from its award-winning menu, as you start the celebrations off in true style.

Linger a little longer and take full advantage of its on-site SPA and Wellness, as well as it’s dazzling facilities. Sanará  is not your usual wedding venue… it’s a swoon-worthy place where dreams come true.

Experience all the trappings of luxe living on a day that deserves only the best. Nestled in spectacular grounds, with a private beach and jungle rooftop to enjoy, Habitas is every inch a tropical paradise delivered with sophistication and style.

With wellness at heart, you can expect a thoughtfully delivered menu, eco-friendly facilities, and a warm welcome in this seductive and sustainable sanctuary. With up to 70 guests able to reside in its luscious grounds, it’s a great choice for larger wedding parties, especially those looking to extend their stay and make the most of their surroundings.

Setting the bar high for other venues to follow, NEST is one of the original properties on the Tulum coastline. With a luxury price tag to meet its high standards, this private boutique residence sums up the very essence of Mexico’s magic: a sublime oasis, set within breathtaking grounds. Ideal for intimate groups, it attracts a jet-set crowd with discerning taste.

Overlooking Tulum Beach and its turquoise waters, you’ll struggle to find a more romantic spot on the shoreline for exchanging vows. Say ‘I do’ as the sun goes down, and celebrate with your nearest and dearest until the early hours. Many book their visit for at least a week , just to enjoy its enviable coastal position.

Proudly sitting beachfront with everything you can expect from a bijou Mexican wedding is Mahayana Tulum. Lined with palm trees, this boutique retreat is nothing more than magical.

Enjoy a spellbinding evening soiree, as you celebrate and dine under the stars – what could be more romantic?! A true tropical paradise that ticks all the boxes if you dream of exchanging vows next to Caribbean shores. With 4 homes, room for 25 guests to stay overnight, it’s an effortless choice for couples looking to have it all and under one open-air roof! Good times guaranteed.

With just the gentle crashing of waves, the subtle swaying of palm trees and the whiff of fresh coconut to distract you, Papaya Playa Project is the ultimate tranquil spot for exchanging vows. This pretty paradise offers a backdrop of turquoise waters, luscious greenery and golden sands, ensuring that your wedding day photos pop (along with the numerous bottles of fizz on hand!)

The idyllic spot is all yours to enjoy with minimum effort required. Everything is taken care of thanks to its in-house wedding planner at your beck and call. This includes a plethora of catering options, entertainment and music, fully customisable to your big day. With child-friendly facilities, it’s great for family gatherings.

If food is the language of love, then MINA might just be one of the most romantic venues for your special day. With an impeccable menu inspired by South American cuisine, guests are treated to ‘A-La-Llama’ cooking, with a mouth-watering menu of steak and seafood from renowned local chefs. That’s not all, the venue boasts its very own cocktail mixologist, perfect for adding a touch of fun and flair… so to speak!

Bringing all the bohemian wedding vibes, the white sand and beach terrace provide the perfect place for becoming Mr & Mrs in front of loved ones. Paying homage to its Caribbean roots, sink back and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, as you sip fresh coconut water and enjoy sun kissed settings. Exclusive to parties with fifty of fewer guests, it’s the perfect size for the bijou wedding you grew up dreaming of.

At Itzik you’ll undoubtedly feel like a celebrity… but trust us, this is one jungle you won’t want to get yourself out of! Majestic and mesmerising, the venue is tucked away in the Mexican jungle, providing the right amount of ‘wow’ to dazzle guests, without being intimidating.

The in-house team pride themselves on a personalised experience, ensuring every magical moment of the day is tailored to your personal taste and whim. This extends from your wedding breakfast, to music playlist and crafting one-off memorable experiences.

With fusion cocktails and a Mediterranean menu to entice you in, plus the option to dine open-air, you’ll never want to leave this idyllic jungle Idaho.

Finding your perfect destination wedding venue

If exotic Mexico tickles your fancy after viewing these incredible wedding spaces (we can’t blame you!) you’ll find an array of options in our exclusive Wedding Venue Finder and for expert help & advice take a look at our Destination Wedding Planning Blogs.